Stop the Harpenden and Luton Incinerator (SHLI) is fighting to STOP Emsrayne's Lea Bank Energy Park* (LBEP) planning application to build a giant incinerator plant on green belt land owned by the Luton Hoo estate and situated on the Lower Harpenden Road at East Hyde.
*The giant waste incinerator formerly know as Chiltern Green Energy Park (CGEP)
(yes a valley...)
Below is a copy of a 2014 flood risk assessment commissioned by North Herts District Council. The dark blue areas indicating areas of greatest risk.
We were very sorry to learn that Bedfordshire Against Covanta Incinerator (BACI) have lost their battle to stop the incinerator at Rookery Pit, just south of Bedford from gaining an operating licence.....
9th November 2018
Short drone video shot over site of proposed Harpenden Luton Incinerator.
If you can see the area you live in during this video the chimney and possibly the incinerator itself may well be visible from your home...
• CO2 and NOx released 24/7
• An HGV every 2.5 minutes for 11 hours a day
• Building as long as Harpenden High Street With a chimney 100 metres high
• We will become the Nation’s dumping ground.
All Hertfordshire’s landﬁll waste would be burnt in 5 weeks – the other 47 weeks it would burn waste from around and outside the UK
• If you live to the south of the site, the River Lea and its unique chalk stream will run beneath, through and alongside sewage, landﬁll and pollutants before reaching your local park
• If you have children, they will probably be attending one of the 40 schools (yes 40) within a 5 mile radius of the proposed site
Not to mention: smell, light, ﬂora, fauna, noise....
SHLI have done some amazing things to date, but so far only a few people have been asked to fund everything - website, flyers, banners, tee shirts etc. Now we need your help to step it up as we are going to need PR support, more printing, video production and legal representation.
Please donate whatever you can afford to our cause and share this message with all your contacts. The site asks you to add a percentage onto your donation but feel free to decline.
We are aiming for £10k as a realistic target. We are making good progress but we need to be ready to mobilise all our resources, both human and capital, when Emsrayne lodge the Planning Application in September.
Thank you for all your efforts to date. It is much appreciated.
Sources: 1. DEFRA 2004 EfW facilities produced 2.4million tonnes CO2 per annum 2. Emsrayne LBEP FAQ’s 3. Emsrayne LBEP FAQ’s 4. Herts Insight Waste data 5. landscape